My first OB appointment is not until next Tuesday, so as of now I am making a good guesstimate as to my approximate weeks. Since my menstrual cycles lately are very regular, I feel confident that I am guessing correctly as to how far along I am.
So, onto the big question...Was this a planned pregnancy???
No. Kevin and I have had many conversations in regards to Baby #3. Having a third was originally never in our plans. We had always agreed that we only wanted two kiddos, enough to replace us and that was it! However, over the last two years Kev and I have slowly began to change our stance. Deciding that in a few years we would love to try for one more, when Kam was closer to the age of 4 and starting preschool. Since the kids birthdays are six months apart I thought that that a birthday somewhere in the middle of theirs (either April or October) would be perfect.
So, here we are two years before we wanted to start trying, with a due date only six days shy of Kaydence's birthday. So much for "plans" right?! :-)
I hadn't taken the news of my previous two "surprise" pregnancies very well. In fact, for both I cried like a baby and told my husband our life was over. He surprisingly handled the news of them well and seemed very excited from day one. I suspected I was pregnant this time on the fourth day of my (usually very regular) missed period. After the confirmation of a home pregnancy test, I knew that I wanted to announce this pregnancy, to my husband and everyone else, differently than I had in the past (i.e. no hysterical crying). So, I packed the kids up in the car and headed to the store in hopes of finding inspiration.
Hubby came home to this while I was passed out in the children's bedroom after putting them to sleep (foreshadowing of what was to come in the next week?).
For Kevin's Mom we invited her over for dinner than proceeded to take a picture of her while telling her on the count of three to say "Sunie's Pregnant...Again." Love the candid shots of her reaction :-)
|Micheal thought we were joking, he wasn't buying it :-)|
For the rest of our family and the world we did a "Cooking" Pregnancy Announcement Video. Click Here to watch; and a blog Click Here.
:: Symptoms ::
- Nausea - Holy mother of nausea!!! This is new for me. I vaguely remember this being a small problem in my pregnancy with Kameron, but never have I experienced it this bad; and I am only 7 weeks into this journey! Currently my biggest trigger is the smell of anything cooked. I can't stand the smell of cooked food! Needless-to-say, it has been a almond butter and jelly sandwich/cereal kind of night in our home for three days straight so far!
- Fatigue - I was tired these early weeks with both of my previous pregnancies, but I think I am half comatose right now. Every night for two weeks I have fallen asleep while putting my kids to bed at 7pm and have slept through the night only to wake up and muddle my way through the day as though I hadn't slept at all! My energy levels are low and I can only hope that this phase will pass sooner rather than later so I can start running again!
:: Cravings ::
- As of now I don't really have any cravings. I suspect the nausea has a lot to do with my lack of want for food.
:: Total Weight Gain ::
- 0lbs! This is big for me. I am known to transform into a whale during pregnancy and I am working hard to combat the excessive weight gain this pregnancy. No weight gain is needed for the first trimester and so far so good! Hopefully, this extreme fatigue fades soon and the doctor will give me the all clear next week to start running again. Fingers Crossed!
Well, until next week...